I was looking over some Godin instruments today (I own several and a big fan) and see that they have made the same mistake that Martin and others are making...using Richlite for their fingerboards. Due to the all the fuss that has caused Rosewood imports to be expensive, builders are looking for alternatives and some have chosen this crap called "Richlite". I am even more surprised that it is the bigger companies making this idiotic move and it might lead to an era of mistakes. For those that are unaware of this stuff, it is basically a kitchen counter top material using resins and recycled paper compressed into a construction material. It does not belong on a quality instrument! Sure, it feels very hard and slick so some might like that, but so is formica....want that on your 6 figure guitar? We all talk about those mistakes made over the years (I'm looking right at you Gibson with your robo-tuners) but using such materials in a guitar makes no damn sense to me. The corp execs clearly don't play guitar and if they keep making bad moves like this they will end up slurping soup with the guy who created New Coke. I can tolerate some bad decisions, just mod the instrument later, but I am not going to buy an instrument that I need to rip the fretboard off of when I get it home. To those company execs out there, I will never purchase an instrument from any of you with such a fretboard. Go that route and you lose my business.